Injured construction workers taken to Changi General Hospital after PIE work site accident

Injured construction workers taken to Changi General Hospital after PIE work site accident

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Two of the injured workers in wheelchairs waiting for treatment at the Changi General Hospital.

SINGAPORE: Ten workers were taken to Changi General Hospital (CGH) after an uncompleted viaduct beside the slip road from Upper Changi Road East to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) collapsed.

One man died in the accident, which happened in the early hours of Friday (Jul 14). A CGH spokesperson said that seven of the 10 injured men taken to CGH have been admitted while three have been discharged.

In an update at about 5.20pm, the hospital said two workers are in the Intensive Care Unit. 

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement that the deceased worker is from China. Of the injured workers, six are from Bangladesh, three from China and one from India, it added. 

Two of the injured workers taken to CGH told reporters they helped each other to get out of the accident debris.

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Two of the construction workers sustained minor injuries in the accident, Channel NewsAsia understands. (Photo: Susien Chua)

Senior Minister of State in the transport and health ministries Lam Pin Min visited the injured workers at the hospital in the afternoon.

Writing on Facebook, Dr Lam said LTA is working closely with the Manpower Ministry to investigate the cause of the worksite accident.

"We are also in touch with their families and will do all we can to provide them with the necessary assistance," he added. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted at 3.35am to an incident involving a collapsed structure along Upper Changi Road East. At 6.45am, the SCDF updated that search and rescue operations had been completed, and all workers at the construction site were accounted for. 

Source: CNA/db